Candida Albicans is the most common type of yeast infection. It can be found in the mouth, the intestinal tract, or in the vagina. It may affect the skin and skin and other mucous membranes, and is rarely considered serious or life threatening. However, if your immune system is weak or isn’t properly working, the infection can spread into other parts of the body, including but are not limited to the blood vessels and membranes around major organs such as the heart or brain. Candela, when kept within acceptable levels in the body, can aid the digestive system, the intestinal tract more specifically, in absorbing nutrients. Candida Overgrowth Syndrome or COS is the clinical term used when Candida levels in the body are more than they should be. There are many ways to cure it, pills for one, or natural Candida cleanse for another. This article will tackle some of the basics of both methods.
Pills: Pros and Cons
Most people’s first instinct when they are sick is to go to a doctor for a checkup, and fill out their prescription in the pharmacy. Drugs have always been one of the first options an average person has when it comes to curing their contracted illness. Most commonly prescribed medications for Candida is Diflucan, Nystatin, Sporanox and Nizoral. Listed below are the pros and cons of the drugs.
- These medications are intended to either kill the Candida fungi, or to stop them from further propagating and causing more health problems
- These are very useful in helping individuals get a quicker solution, and is beneficial for those with very busy lifestyles
- The longer you take this medication and the higher the dose, the greater the likelihood of potential complications and side effects
- Some side effects include rashes, itching, skin inflammation, nausea and abdominal pain, and others
- It may even cause diarrhea, vomiting, allergies, swelling, kidney diseases, diabetes, or even HIV
Using Herbs and Other Natural Ways
One of the most common natural cure to Candida is the Candida diet. In this diet, you avoid all starchy foods like potatoes, corn, rice, etc. A stricter form of this diet is the Candida cleanse, which is eating just raw salads and steamed vegetables. You may also opt for a purely liquid diet, but this might prove to be hard since most Candida-infected people suffer from low energy levels and slight weakness.